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Soccer practice

Muskie boys' soccer assistant coach Mike Sande gave out some instructions during practice yesterday afternoon in the Fort High gym. The black-and-gold are preparing as best as they can ahead of their season, which kicks off with the annual St. John's Ravencourt tournament April 27-29 in Winnipeg.

Jersey display

Taggs' Source For Sports was among the local businesses participating in “National Jersey Day” today. Canadians across the country traded in their usual week-day attire for sports jerseys to show support for the victims of the tragic Humboldt Broncos' bus crash last Friday near Tisdale, Sask. that claimed the lives of 16 people while leaving 13 others injured.

Holding hands

Mackinnley McCormick, Marley Wrolstad, Mya McFarling, Emma Rea Pattison, and Bria McFarling were all birds of a feather while holding hands in performing to the “Rio" movie theme during the Border Skating Club's annual ice show, this year entitled "A Netflix Night,” held Saturday night and again Sunday afternoon at the Ice For Kids Arena. See more photos on page B1.

High pass

Fort Frances Lakers' forward Nick Lucas looked to flip a pass from the corner to linemate Jaedin Ness for a scoring chance during their squad's 6-3 win over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Game 4 of their best-of-seven semi-final series Thursday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here.

Cain Award

Muskie boys' forward Kendyn Faragher, above, was presented with the Rod Cain Memorial Award by assistant coach Ken (“Keno”) Christiansen during the team's annual awards banquet held Monday night at the Copper River Inn. The award recognizes the Muskie hockey player who contributes most to the development of good sportsmanship, morale, and teamwork.

Lakers looking for more character next season

It was a tough season for the Fort Frances Lakers—and made even harder with a tough series loss to the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in the SIJHL semi-finals.

The Lakers finished in fifth place during the regular season with a 15-32-3-6 record but put in a solid effort by taking down the fourth-place English River Miners 3-1 in the best-of-five quarter-finals.

Set to pounce

Fort Frances Lakers' emergency replacement goalie Brendan Mallon looked to swallow up a puck quickly with his glove during the second period of his squad's 6-3 victory over the Dryden GM Ice Dogs in Game 4 of their best-of-seven semi-final series Thursday night at the Ice For Kids Arena here. Mallon finished with 43 saves to earn the win.

2018 ice show

The group of Peyton Jourdain, Whitney Williamson, Alyce LeBrasseur, Lyla Moen, Elianna Jacobsen, Rachel Ste. Croix, and Dominique Lemaire performed to the theme of “The Suits" TV show yesterday afternoon during the Border Skating Club's annual ice show at the Ice For Kids Arena.